Tag Archives: Jeb Stuart

Summer of ’63 rumor-mongers

Call them “the jitters of summer ’63”: From Pennsylvania to New England, civilian nerves trembled as rumor-mongers whispered, gossiped, wrote, and spoke. The Confederates are coming! The Confederates are coming! The Johnnies are here! Crossing the Potomac River at Williamsport and elsewhere, Confederate troops tramped north from the Shenandoah Valley and spread into the Cumberland […]

Of the 1st Maine Cavalry, Middleburg, and two monuments

Two monuments located about a mile apart in Middleburg, Virginia honor four-legged Civil War veterans and the 1st Maine Cavalry troopers killed during three cavalry fights in mid-June 1863. Middleburg lies in the Bull Run Mountains, rolling terrain screening the Blue Ridge’s eastern flank in northern Virginia and spilling across the Potomac River to become […]

J.E.B. Stuart kills a Mainer

  Editor’s note: This is the 400th post published by Maine at War Was it something in the apples the 19th Maine boys stole? Was it because they joined a mob in raiding a “friendly” sutler? Or was it simply a lucky shot by a Confederate gunner? Whatever the reason — bad luck, divine retribution […]